Tag: Shriners Hospitals for Children

Hero of the Month Zoe of Shriners Hospitals for Children – Twin Cities- Kids Wish Network

Zoe is Recognized as Kids Wish Network and Shriners Hospitals for Children – Twin Cities Hero of the Month

August 30th, 2016

“She didn’t ask ‘Why me?’ but kept moving forward” Zoe became a paraplegic at the young age of nine. Over the years, her spine began to curve, and it was determined that she would need spinal fusion surgery to correct the problems that come along with the curvature. Zoe’s child life specialist Aleida wanted to […]

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Hero of the Month Abby of Shriners Hospitals for Children – Greenville, SC- Kids Wish Network

Abby is Recognized as Kids Wish Network and Shriners Hospitals for Children – Greenville, SC Hero of the Month

August 25th, 2016

“A positive attitude is everything” Spinal surgery is often one of the most invasive and dangerous surgeries and may require an inpatient stay of three to four days. Abby faced spinal surgery for her scoliosis, a curvature of the spine, with such courage, she just had to be recognized as one of Kids Wish Network’s […]

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Zachary is Honored as a Hero by Kids Wish Network and Shriners Hospitals for Children – Erie

Zachary is Honored as a Hero by Kids Wish Network and Shriners Hospitals for Children – Erie

May 16th, 2016

“The tremendous amount of treatment he has needed has not been physically or emotionally easy on him” The positive attitude exuded by Hero of the Month Zachary is nothing short of remarkable considering the number of surgical procedures he has endured during his young life. His parents brought him to Shriners Hospitals for Children – […]

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Jeremy Paon

Kids Wish Network Honors Hero at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Springfield

October 7th, 2015

SPRINGFIELD, Ma. (Oct. 5, 2015): Kids Wish Network (KWN) has recognized numerous pediatric patients at Shriners Hospitals for Children – Springfield (SHC) as Heroes since the beginning of their affiliation with KWN in 2009 through the Hero of the Month program. The Hero of the Month program honors children who have experienced life-altering situations by […]

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Jeremy Paon

Jeremy – Hero of the Month

October 1st, 2015

“He faces every challenge set in his path with a courageous smile and determination” Jeremy is 18 years old, and for the last 15 years, he has been receiving treatment at Shriners Hospital in Springfield, Massachusetts for bone disease. Numerous extended inpatient hospitalizations throughout his childhood, countless surgeries, and several post-operation setbacks in his treatment […]

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Alyssa 02-2015 Shriners Philadelphia

Alyssa- Hero of the Month

May 7th, 2015

“Alyssa never ceases to show her strength” Alyssa was born with neuroblastoma that covered 75 percent of her spine, wrapped around her right lung and compressed her windpipe. The rare, cancerous tumor was removed in an 11-hour surgery when Alyssa was just 3 weeks old. Afterwards, she started chemotherapy to further treat the cancerous cells. […]

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Laramie- Hero of the Month

March 10th, 2015

Laramie continues to push past the pain in every session On November 9, 2014, Laramie’s life changed forever. After getting caught in a house fire, the 5-year-old sustained severe burns on 75% of his body. When Laramie first arrived at Shriners Hospitals for Children- Cincinnati, he was in a medically-induced coma and had to undergo […]

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Heather- Hero of the Month

March 6th, 2015

February 2015 In November 2014, Heather came to Shriners Hospitals for Children-Cincinnati after a campfire accident left her with severe burns on 70% of her body. The 12-year-old is a county-girl at heart and loves the outdoors, fishing, hunting, and country music. Throughout her stay, Heather has battled through painful wound treatments and therapy sessions […]

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48,632 kids helped this last fiscal year through our many programs and services.

Our Mission

Kids Wish Network is a charitable organization dedicated to infusing hope, creating happy memories, and improving the quality of life for children having experienced life-altering situations. Kids Wish Network assists children and their families through several key programs.